Lakeland Construction Site Accidents
The construction industry has been booming across the State of Florida over the last decade, having rebounded strongly following the Great Recession. Development has increased across all fields, including real estate, industrial, and infrastructure projects. New construction has been steadily increasing, creating more jobs and opportunities for construction workers. However, the additional work has also created significant additional risks for individuals driving, working, or walking near construction sites, as well as for construction workers. People on or nearby worksites face serious risks, including flying objects, construction truck rollovers, exposure to hazardous materials, and a range of worksite accidents.
At The Turnbull Firm, we represent injured pedestrians, drivers, and workers who have been harmed at construction sites or by construction vehicles. Worksite accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries, such as breaks, burns, lacerations, illness, disability, and even death. Construction site injuries can be devastating and life-changing, leading to disability, lost wages, missing limbs, and other severe, long-lasting problems. Our Lakeland construction accident attorneys have years of experience helping injured plaintiffs secure the recovery they are owed after a serious construction worksite injury.
Common Injuries at Construction Sites
Construction site workers and passersby face a host of dangers due to the nature of construction worksites. Numerous hazards await anyone at or near a construction site, including: falling objects; malfunctioning equipment; lack of proper safety equipment or inadequate safety training; heavy trucks carrying hazardous material and flying debris; falls from higher levels, lifting devices, or ladders; as well as slips and trips over loose debris, equipment, or electrical cables.
These risks can lead to a variety of injuries for construction workers and civilians alike. Some of the more common accidents and injuries suffered on construction sites include:
- Back, shoulder, or neck injuries
- Crushed limbs
- Traumatic head injury
- Burns, cuts, sprains, tears, and broken bones
- Hearing loss due to explosions or loud noises
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Wrongful death
- Explosions and fires
- Car accidents
- Crane accidents
- Dangerous or defective equipment
- Exposure to hazardous waste
- Welding and shoring accidents
Injured civilians have a right to recover from the worksite owners and operators, as well as any vendors, equipment manufacturers, or other third parties who contributed to the incident. Injured workers, in turn, benefit from Florida’s workers’ compensation system but can also bring claims against third parties who may be at fault.
A seasoned Lakeland construction site accident lawyer can evaluate your case, determine the appropriate parties to sue, and identify the damages available to you and your family. The Florida personal injury attorney at The Turnbull Firm will work with you to build your strongest case, negotiate your claims, and take matters all the way through trial when necessary to maximize your recovery and get you the damages you are owed.
Personal Service to Lakeland, Florida Clients
Personal injury lawyer Sanga Turnbull has years of experience fighting for the rights of clients right here in Lakeland. Mr. Turnbull knows the legal landscape and all the important players, including the defense attorneys, the insurance companies, and the courts. The construction site injury team at The Turnbull Firm is here to provide you personalized representation, tailored to the circumstances of your case and the needs of yourself and your family. Mr. Turnbull will come to you personally if you are unable to come to the office due to injury or disability. We are ready to fight for your rights and work towards the best outcome for you and your loved ones.
Get Help After a Lakeland Construction Site Injury
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed on a construction worksite in Lakeland or across Central Florida, contact the dedicated construction site injury attorney at The Turnbull Firm today for a free case evaluation. We fight for injured construction site workers and their families. We will work with you to build your strongest case, negotiate with insurance companies, employers, and negligent parties, and seek maximum recovery for the damages you and your family have suffered. Get the results you deserve with the help of the personal injury team at The Turnbull Firm. Call our Lakeland office today at 863-324-3500.